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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I don't really get why most people do them. Do you care about getting more explosive or something? I think most people would be better off using there time for something more inline with their goals.

Powercleans and high pulls build big traps.
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Originally Posted by rjbman View Post

If I'm losing strength on a cut it's probably because I'm not getting the right nutrients? Or is it because I'm trying to do the same volume as when I was bulking?
Its cause youre a human being. It's par the course. As long as its not excessive don't worry about it. When you bump calories up your lifts will damn near spike
post #41463 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Its cause youre a human being. It's par the course. As long as its not excessive don't worry about it. When you bump calories up your lifts will damn near spike

This exactly. You can't expect your lifts to go up when you are on a deficit.
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I'm ready to drop everything that involves moving my elbow out of a 90 degree position. No more extension. Elbow stays at static 90 all the time.

This leaves me with cross grip front squats, lower body accessories (ghr, hyper etc), band pullaparts, band front raises, band pulldowns. Thinking about 3xweek, aba style.

WWYD? I plan on leaning out with some cardio on off days, so no linear squartz progression.
post #41465 of 57260

Sounds decent given your situation.

 

Trying to think of anything you can do for the chest.

 

Maybe band flyes with the ends in the elbow crease? Just to get some stimulation in the area.

 

 

 

My lower back flared up yesterday again. I could finish the deadlifts but couldn't increase the weight from last week.

Took today off and will rest tomorrow as well. If I still feel the least amount of pain by tuesday or wednesday I'm gonna rest those days as well. Have been icing. foam rolling and massaging the area today.

Won't risk anything now that I finally got a coach and a meet coming up.

 

That Inzer belt I bought like a month back never shipped. Had I been using a belt this prob never would've happened. 

Bought another belt today. Really time to start using one for me.

post #41466 of 57260
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post


I don't really get why most people do them. Do you care about getting more explosive or something? I think most people would be better off using there time for something more inline with their goals.

 

I just use them to warm up for deadlifts.  They're kinda fun idk

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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

I'm ready to drop everything that involves moving my elbow out of a 90 degree position. No more extension. Elbow stays at static 90 all the time.

This leaves me with cross grip front squats, lower body accessories (ghr, hyper etc), band pullaparts, band front raises, band pulldowns. Thinking about 3xweek, aba style.

WWYD? I plan on leaning out with some cardio on off days, so no linear squartz progression.
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Prowler and sled
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What are the best bands for pull-aparts? There's a bunch of different ones on Amazon and I don't know what to get.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I don't think I can pull much more sumo than I can conventional. I was pulling ~405x6 conventional about 3 yrs ago. Sumo is definitely easier though and I enjoy it. I may humble myself, drop the weight a lot and fuck with conventional again one day but I will probably just stick to switching between sumo and SLDLs for now.

I see.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

My understanding is that people do it because it feels better or more natural.
What feels better between conventional and sumo is largely based on your body proportions and limb lengths. With a deadlift, you want your hips high and close to the bar at the same time as the back is relatively upright, to be in a good pulling position in terms of leverages.

So a guy with longer arms and shorter torso will generally feel that a conventional pull works best.
Someone with shorter arms and longer torso will probably like sumo more.

The reason for that is simply because it will achieve better leverage for their physique.



Its taken from this article, which is a good read on the subject: http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/choosing-conventional-or-sumo-based-on-your-bone-structure/

There's always exceptions to the rule but this tends to be true.

Interesting... I don't really know proper sumo form, or how to do it correctly, but I put together what i'd seen from videos and did a couple of reps with just 135. It did feel a lot more natural so to speak, but how do you determine if you fit into those categories? I mean, what puts you in the camp of longer torso, or shorter arms, etc? How do you determine these things?
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

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@conceptionist

Nevermind, I probably should have read the article first haha. Will measure tomorrow.
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Hurt my wrist 2nd week of Jan, likely from dumbell curls. Negative xray, sports doc says soft tissue injuries can take 10 - 16 weeks! I'm at 12 and losing my mind.

Weird thing is that there's just minor discomfort in the wrist, doesn't feel normal, but doesn't hurt, no sharp pain. All the irritation is localized to a small spot, size of a push pin near the anterior, where the wrist connects to my hand.

If however I try to do a push up or a lift with the wrist supinated then it gets sore. But haven't done that in weeks. Been trying to work around the injury avoiding heavy lifts or stuff that puts pressure on the wrist, like a push-up. Don't want to stop lifting entirely.

Bottom line is that it feels much better compared to the original injury but doesn't seem to want to return to normal.

Been icing 3x a day recently.

Anything else to try?
Edited by msg - 3/30/14 at 8:36pm
post #41472 of 57260
You guys see? rippletits was right all along, curls are bad news
post #41473 of 57260
You shouldn't be swinging your arms when curling in the first place. It should be a smooth motion where your forearm and wrist somewhat static and tight. You should also be standing with your back straight, chest out, and knees slightly bent. I see some guys at the gym curling DB more than me but their stance is a little hunched and they are swinging theirs arms like they running :/
post #41474 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

A lot better than the dudes that come in and do the same bench and dumbell shoulder press routine for months on end.

LOL great comparison there. Obviously a structured program is better than sitting on on your ass but have you maybe considered that there are other programs as well, not just the Rippletits' magic squat routine (which doesn't even have enough volume).

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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I love seeing uncoordinated brahs "powercleaning" 30kg with a form that kind of resembles what it looks like when you bend over a really skinny tree and then let it snap up thinking it's gonna make them explosive as fuck.

The clean "instruction" in that book is fucking ridiculous. Even for a power clean it's so awesomely crap.
post #41475 of 57260
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

You shouldn't be swinging your arms when curling in the first place. It should be a smooth motion where your forearm and wrist somewhat static and tight. You should also be standing with your back straight, chest out, and knees slightly bent. I see some guys at the gym curling DB more than me but their stance is a little hunched and they are swinging theirs arms like they running :/

I was doing concentration curls and my arms were locked. Good safety tip, though.
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